The rehearses find that the in order to stay healthy, adults should perform at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week that’s Exercises that gets your breathing and heart rate up. A new study; published in the Journal of Physiology investigated a home-based high-intensity interval training(Home-HIT) programme and studied its benefits for clinically obese individuals with an elevated risk of heart disease.
Every week that’s exercise
Previous research has demonstrated that under controlled laboratory conditions; you can get the same benefits from three 20-minute exercise sessions; as from the Government-recommended 150 minutes. However; the question is whether data produce in highly control laboratory environments be translate to the real world.
Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health. It is performed for many different reasons. These include strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills; weight loss or maintenance and for enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system; and helps prevent the “diseases of affluence” such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Maintains physical fitness
It also improves mental health and helps prevent depression. Childhood obesity is a growing global concern and physical exercise may help decrease the effects of childhood obesity in develop countries. The research team at Liverpool John Moores University were interested in whether Home-HIT is a time-efficient strategy that helps to reduce other common exercise barriers such as difficultly with access to exercise facilities due travel time and cost.
In this study, 32 obese people completed a 12-week programme of either: 1) a supervised, lab-based cycling HIT programme, 2) the Government-recommended 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or 3) a home-based HIT programme of simple body weight exercises suitable for people with low fitness and low mobility; and performed without equipment. For all of these regimens, the exercise is perform three times per week.
Including body composition
The researchers measured a range of health markers in these participants, including body composition, cardiovascular disease risk, and the ability to regulate glucose. They found that the home-based HIT was as effective as both the Government-recommended 150 minutes and the supervised; lab-based HIT programme for improving fitness in obese individuals.
Sam Scott, first author of the study said: “An exercise regimen such as Home-HIT that reduces barriers to exercise including time, cost and access, and increases adherence in previously inactive individuals; gives people a more attainable exercise goal, and thus could help improve the health of countless individuals.”